WASHINGTON ― President ’s impeachment defense team turned over its presentation on Monday to former independent counsel Ken Starr, who in an ironic turn argued that Congress tries to too often.

“Like war, impeachment is hell,” Starr told senators during the second week of Trump’s impeachment trial. The lawyer and former federal judge called the constitutional process for removing a president “a war of words and of ideas” that “divides the country like nothing else.”

Starr would know. As an independent counsel appointed by the Justice Department, he conducted a yearslong investigation into President Bill Clinton that  that Clinton should be impeached for lying under oath about his affair with a White House intern. The House impeached Clinton that year; the

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